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Cole Kmet

Cole Kmet


Height: 6' 6"Weight: 262 lbsAge: 23College: Notre Dame

2022 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) #129
Best / Worst #91 / #180
ADP #127

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No tight end should make a bigger leap in 2022 than the third-year tight end, whose upside has been capped by a lack of touchdown equity with veteran Jimmy Graham rearing his ugly head the past few seasons. But Graham's currently a free agent, opening the door for Kmet to smash in 2022.

Kmet's eighth-ranked route participation and seventh-ranked target share (17%) from 2021 hardly aligns with his fantasy production - no tight end finished with more fantasy points under expectation (-36.6) than the Notre Dame product in 2021.

That designation is a sign Kmet is due for a fantasy breakout. It signaled as much for guys like Zach Ertz and Dawson Knox, who scored fewer points than expected in 2020 before contributing in fantasy this year. Both tight ends finished 2021 as top-10 options at the position in fantasy points per game.

The Chicago Bears hired offensive coordinator Luke Getsy to pair with second-year quarterback Justin Fields. Getsy should be able to build an offense more conducive to Fields' mobility - something he had success with at Mississippi State as its former OC.

An overall offensive boost should help fuel Kmet as 2022's breakout tight end. He has the requisite size and athleticism, sporting an 87th-percentile height, 88th-percentile vertical jump, and 89th-percentile broad jump.

Kmet checks off all the boxes for a tight end breakout, and that's exactly why I have him ranked three spots ahead of consensus at TE13.

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Cole Kmet catches four passes in season finale

Bears tight end Cole Kmet hauled in four of five targets for 48 yards against the Vikings in Week 18.

Fantasy Impact

Kmet didn't have a fantastic season, but he did show some promise and could be a solid buy-low option in dynasty formats this year. He finishes 2021 with 60 catches and 612 yards through 17 games.

Andersen Pickard - 20 weeks ago
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ECRBestWorst# of Experts
DraftTE #14TE #9TE #2465
Dynasty TE #13TE #10TE #2333
Tight Ends#20#16#15
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Projections (2022)
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Statistics (avgs.)
Rec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Last Week48044.8
Last 3 Weeks40.703.74.1
Season to Date3603.53.6
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPRec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Week 18@ MIN48044.8
Week 17vs. NYG25032.5
Week 16@ SEA49044.9
Week 15vs. MIN71067.1
Strength of Schedule
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Strength of Schedule (2022)
Next Gamevs. MIN21st easiest opponent
Playoffs (?)PHI, BUF, DET11th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--20th easiest remaining opponents
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1.Dave KlugeTE #10
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